IBEW/Frontier Interest Arbitration Update

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

We have received notification from AAA that the appointment of Arbitrator Herbert Fishgold has been confirmed and there are no conflict of interest issues with the selection.

At this time the dates for the Interest Arbitration proceedings have been tentatively scheduled for June 6 – 7, 2016. If necessary, the additional dates of June 20 – 21, 2016, have also been tentatively scheduled for rebuttal. Additional time will only be allowed by mutual agreement of the Company, the Union, and the 3rd party neutral Arbitrator.

The MIFA I negotiating team has advised our legal counsel that we will all be available to attend the proceedings in Washington, DC. We are now waiting for the Company and its legal counsel to confirm their availability for the dates.

We appreciate your continued patience as we work through this process.

In Solidarity,

Your IBEW Negotiating Team
IBEW Local Unions 71 – OH, 289 – NC, 1106 – MI, 1431 – SC